It’s no secret the Twin Cities has a vibrant music scene with many celebrated venues. But with these venues shut down and an uncertain future, there’s an effort to help them stay afloat. The folks behind MusicInMinnesota.com have created the ‘Value our Venues’ fundraiser. They’ve selected eight important venues to highlight; First Ave., The Turf Club, Hook and Ladder Theater, Mortimer’s, Parkway Theater, The Warming House, Caydence Records and The Garage. They got the support of more than 50 musicians for a unique photo shoot showing these artists in front of the shut-down venues they used to play. Every day Music in Minnesota releases new artist portraits and recently created a Spotify playlist featuring Minnesota musicians. The goal is to raise $100,000 to split evenly between the venues. To find out more visit: https://www.musicinminnesota.com/value-our-venues/
The final bill is in for taxpayer funded private security for three Minneapolis City Council members: $152,400.
Racial disparities in Minnesota's education system have persisted for decades. In fact, some studies suggest the state has the worst achievement gaps in the country.
At least 150 Minneapolis Police Officers have begun the process of seeking ‘duty disability’ for post-traumatic stress under the Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA), said an attorney representing the officers.
This week, the FOX 9 Town Ball Tour heads to Cologne, Minnesota, where the Hollanders will face the St. Boni Saints.
The Cologne Hollanders say The Shack at Robert G. Fritz Memorial Field has unbeatable cheese curds in amateur baseball.
After working years in the retail marketing industry, entrepreneur Audra Robinson is working to fill a void.
Is it Legal? contributor Ted Haller takes on an important set of issues amid the pandemic. Can employers ask employees to sign COVID-19 waivers before they return to the workplace? And can businesses require customers to also sign liability waivers?
A new life-sized statue of Prince joins a growing tribute on Main Street in Henderson, Minnesota. There’s also a memorial bench and mural. The small Minnesota town about 45 minutes south of the metro is where the famous “that ain’t Lake Minnetonka” scene was filmed for the movie ‘Purple Rain.’ Cinematographer Joel King is the man who spearheaded this project. He worked with Prince on the movie ‘Graffiti Bridge.’ While he grew up in Minneapolis, he moved to Hollywood to work on films. He now lives in Henderson and can often be found sharing stories with tourists at the Prince tribute.
Home to the largest Somali community in the country, Minnesota Somali-Americans have played a pivotal role in taking a stand against systemic racism in the weeks following the death of George Floyd.
In the grief and chaos of that last week in May, when 911 calls went unanswered and police were nowhere to be found, some saw an opportunity to make money, as private security agents.
Not much can beat a scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day and we have just the place to do that, 2 Scoops Ice Cream Eatery. The new shop just opened on the corner of Selby and Milton in St. Paul. The family-owned business has been in the works for three years as they searched for the perfect spot. They offer 18 different flavors of ice cream and serve hot food as well including pizza and chili dogs.
The FOX 9 Town Ball Tour heads to Red Wing, Minnesota Wednesday as the Red Wing Aces take on rivals the Lake City Serpents.
The FOX 9 Town Ball Tour is back Wednesday as our crews head to Bird Island, Minnesota for our first matchup of the season.
As a show of support for the Black community, people are embracing Black-owned businesses. There are a lot of lists circulating to help people find and support businesses owned by people of color and one of those is Soul Bowl. Gerard Klass’ restaurant, which is located in the Graze Food Hall near Target Field, has been prominently featured on almost every list and he’s thankful for that visibility. It’s translated to more business and followers on social media. In fact, on Friday, Juneteenth, Soul Bowl had its highest sales day ever. Klass hopes this support for Black-owned businesses isn’t just a phase and that it continues into the future. Klass also wants to pay it forward. In March, he started a program called ‘Food for your Soul’ providing meals for families who are struggling. To date, they've donated 5,000 meals in the community.
At the intersection of 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis, George Floyd’s life is being memorialized along with the other victims of law enforcement killings.
Dana Gray, of Afton-Lakeland Elementary School, is the latest recipient of FOX 9 Top Teacher.
Matt Lijewski, of St. Paul Central High School, is the latest FOX 9 Top Teacher.
A week after joining the Hockey Diversity Alliance, Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba announced Thursday he’ll do his part to help Lake Street in south Minneapolis recover from damage done in the civil unrest that came after the death of George Floyd.
Local HGTV stars Brad and Heather Fox are getting into the retail business. The Fox’s have a real estate business, Fox Homes, and an interior design company. They landed their own show on HGTV called ‘Stay or Sell’ where they renovated homes, and now they’re unveiling Foxwell Shoppe. The store officially opened this week at 44th and France Avenue in Edina. Since the Fox’s offer interior design, a shop with home goods was a logical next step. And now they’ve relocated all their businesses into this location. And there’s another thing that’s working out for them; HGTV. They have another project with the network in the works though they couldn’t share the details quite yet.